HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4


Replaces scheduling object definitions in the database.


You must have add access if you add a new scheduling object. If the object already exists in the database you must have:
  • modify access to the object if the object is not locked.
  • modify and unlock accesses to the object if you want to use the ;unlock option against objects locked by other users.

To replace security objects, you must have permission for the modify action on the object type file with attribute name=security.


{replace | rep} filename [;unlock]


Specifies the name of a file containing the object definitions to replace. The file can contain all types of scheduling objects definition.
Updates existing objects previously locked and unlocks them. An error is displayed if the objects are not previously locked. For all new objects inserted, this option, if specified, is ignored.


The replace command is similar to the add command, except that there is no confirmation prompt to replace existing objects. For more information, refer to add.

The replace command checks for loop dependencies inside job streams. For example, if job1 follows job2, and job2 follows job1 there is a loop dependency. When a loop dependency inside a job stream is found, an error is displayed.

The replace command does not check for loop dependencies between job streams because, depending on the complexity of the scheduling activities, this check might take too long. If you need to check for loop dependencies between job streams, use the datamigrate utility.

When performing an upgrade from IBMIBM® Workload Scheduler instances version 8.3 or later, you can check for loop dependencies between job streams by performing the following steps:
  1. Extract the object definitions from the database on an HCL Workload Automation instance into a flat file using the composer extract command line.
  2. Import the file into the database on the master domain manager with the datamigrate utility.
The datamigrate utility imports the data saved in the file and checks for loop dependencies inside the job streams.

For more information about the datamigrate utility, see datamigrate.


To replace the jobs from the file myjobs, run the following command:
replace myjobs
To replace all resources with those contained in the file myres, run the following command:
rep myres
You want to change some existing event rule definitions in the database. You also want to add some new ones as well. You use this command in the following way:
  1. You write the entire definitions in an XML file you name 2Q07rules.xml.
  2. You run:
    rep 2Q07rules.xml